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1. Finding Neverland (2004)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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67 Metascore

The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.

Writers: Allan Knee, David Magee | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie, Radha Mitchell

2. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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87 Metascore

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Writers: Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard | Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

3. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

Writer: Ingmar Bergman | Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

4. Fanny and Alexander (1982)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.2
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100 Metascore

Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls.

Writer: Ingmar Bergman | Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt

5. Stage Beauty (2004)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.2
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64 Metascore

A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desedmona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced?

Writer: Jeffrey Hatcher | Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Derek Hutchinson

6. The Reckoning (II) (2002)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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49 Metascore

A priest on the lam takes up with a traveling band of actors, who then discover a murder has occurred and try to solve it by recreating the crime in a play.

Writers: Barry Unsworth, Mark Mills | Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Paul Bettany, Marian Aguilera, Trevor Steedman

7. Little Ashes (2008)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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41 Metascore

About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.

Writer: Philippa Goslett | Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Javier Beltrán, Matthew McNulty, Marina Gatell

8. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the ... See full summary »

Writers: William Shakespeare, Charles Kenyon, Mary C. McCall Jr. | Directors: William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt | Stars: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale

9. Satyricon (1969)

R | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.

Writers: Petronius, Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi, Brunello Rondi | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone

10. The Pirate (1948)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

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A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Writers: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, S.N. Behrman | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper

11. Farewell My Concubine (1993)

R | 171 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.

Writers: Pik Wah Lee, Wei Lu | Director: Kaige Chen | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Fengyi Zhang, Li Gong, Qi Lü

12. To Live (1994)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, War

8.3
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Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry. Addicted to gambling, Fugui loses everything. In the years that ... See full summary »

Writers: Wei Lu, Hua Yu | Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: You Ge, Li Gong, Ben Niu, Wu Jiang

13. Murder Most Foul (1964)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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When Miss Marple joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer.

Writers: David Pursall, Jack Seddon, Agatha Christie | Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank

14. Sylvia Scarlett (1935)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Escaping to England from a French embezzlement charge, widower Henry Scarlett is accompanied by daughter Sylvia who, to avoid detection, "disguises" herself as a boy, "Sylvester." They are ... See full summary »

Writers: Gladys Unger, John Collier, Mortimer Offner, Compton MacKenzie | Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Brian Aherne, Edmund Gwenn

15. Molière (2007)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, History

7.3
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59 Metascore

Imprisoned for debt, playwright Molière is rescued by an aristocrat who needs his help in order to seduce a young marquise.

Writers: Laurent Tirard, Grégoire Vigneron | Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante, Edouard Baer

16. The Son of Kong (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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The men who captured the giant ape King Kong, return to his island and find his equally gigantic, but far more friendly, son.

Writer: Ruth Rose | Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Robert Armstrong, Helen Mack, Frank Reicher, John Marston

17. Wyrd Sisters (1997 TV Mini-Series)

140 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

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Based on the Terry Pratchett novel. On Discworld, (a world carried on four elephants standing on a huge turtle travelling in space), in a small country called Lancre, three witches, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Lee, Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield, Annette Crosbie

18. Variety Lights (1950)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance

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A beautiful but ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises.

Writers: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada, Tullio Pinelli | Directors: Federico Fellini, Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Peppino De Filippo, Carla Del Poggio, Giulietta Masina, John Kitzmiller

19. Scaramouche (1952)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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After Andre Moreau finds he is the secret bastard son of a recently deceased noble, he realizes that it his own sister that he's romantically drawn to.

Writers: Ronald Millar, George Froeschel, Rafael Sabatini | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Mel Ferrer

20. The Girls (1968)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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Three actresses prepare to go on the road in a theater production of Lysistrata, Aristophanes' classic comic play about women and war. As they re-assess and deal with the problems in their ... See full summary »

Writers: Aristophanes, David Hughes, Mai Zetterling | Director: Mai Zetterling | Stars: Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom, Gunnar Björnstrand

21. The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1997)

101 min | Drama, Romance

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Horty, a French foundry worker, wins a contest and is sent to see the sailing of the Titanic. In England, Marie, saying she is a chambermaid on the Titanic and cannot get a room, asks to ... See full summary »

Writers: Cuca Canals, Jean-Louis Benoît, Bigas Luna, Didier Decoin | Director: Bigas Luna | Stars: Olivier Martinez, Romane Bohringer, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Didier Bezace

22. The Rite (1969 TV Movie)

72 min | Drama

7.3
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A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, together and singly, provoking them while investigating a pornographic performance for which they may face a fine. Their relationships... See full summary »

Writer: Ingmar Bergman | Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ingrid Thulin, Anders Ek, Gunnar Björnstrand, Erik Hell

23. The Perils of Pauline (1947)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Comedy

7.1
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The real life story of actress Pearl White during her rise to fame in silent serials.

Writers: P.J. Wolfson, Frank Butler | Director: George Marshall | Stars: Betty Hutton, John Lund, Billy De Wolfe, William Demarest

24. Shakespeare-Wallah (1965)

120 min | Drama

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The story of a family troupe of English actors in India. They travel around the towns and villages giving performances of Shakespearean plays. Through their travels we see the changing face... See full summary »

Writers: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal, Geoffrey Kendal, Laura Liddell

25. Lucky Me (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Candy Williams is a struggling performer in a musical troupe, headed by Hap Schneider. Unfortunately, the troupe has fallen on hard times, forcing the members to get jobs cleaning hotel ... See full summary »

Writers: James O'Hanlon, Irving Elinson, Robert O'Brien | Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Doris Day, Robert Cummings, Phil Silvers, Eddie Foy Jr.

26. Landscape in the Mist (1988)

127 min | Drama

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Road movie about two children (Voula and Alexandre) searching for their father who is supposed to live in Germany. Their obsession for this father figure will take them to the boundaries ... See full summary »

Writers: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Thanassis Valtinos | Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, Stratos Tzortzoglou, Eva Kotamanidou

27. Jane Austen in Manhattan (1980)

108 min | Drama, Romance

4.8
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Two teachers vie for the right to stage a play written by Jane Austen when she was twelve years old.

Writers: Jane Austen, Samuel Richardson, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala | Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anne Baxter, Robert Powell, Michael Wager, Tim Choate

28. Doll Face (1945)

80 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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Burlesque star (Blaine) makes it in the big time.

Writers: Harold Buchman, Gypsy Rose Lee, Leonard Praskins | Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Vivian Blaine, Dennis O'Keefe, Perry Como, Carmen Miranda

29. Harishchandrachi Factory (2009)

96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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In 1913 India's cinema industry is born from Dadasaheb Phalke's efforts to make Raja Harishchandra (1913), India's first feature-length B&W silent film.

Writer: Paresh Mokashi | Director: Paresh Mokashi | Stars: Nandu Madhav, Vibhawari Deshpande, Atharva Karve, Mohit Gokhale

30. One in a Million (1936)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.4
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American theatrical manager (Menjou) discovers Henie preparing for the Olympics in Switzerland and brings her to Madison Square Garden.

Writers: Leonard Praskins, Mark Kelly | Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Sonja Henie, Adolphe Menjou, Jean Hersholt, Ned Sparks

31. Salome Where She Danced (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Music, War

5.6
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The camp classic drama that catapolted De Carlo into stardom. During the Austrian-Prussian war, Anna Marie (De Carlo) is a dancer who is forced to flee her country after she is accused of ... See full summary »

Writers: Laurence Stallings, Michael J. Phillips | Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Rod Cameron, David Bruce, Walter Slezak

32. The Childhood of Maxim Gorky (1938)

98 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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This haunting, unforgettable film, based upon Maxim Gorky's 1913 autobiography, shows a twelve-year-old's journey in life against the tumultuous backdrop of 19th century Russia. With ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Donskoy, Maxim Gorky, Ilya Gruzdev | Director: Mark Donskoy | Stars: Aleksei Lyarsky, Varvara Massalitinova, Mikhail Troyanovsky, Elizaveta Alekseeva

33. Frisky (1954)

97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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The relationships between a veteran marshal, his bride-to-be, a rookie and his fiancée are severely tested when the young carabiniere is temporarily sent to a distant town.

Writers: Ettore Maria Margadonna, Luigi Comencini, Eduardo De Filippo, Vincenzo Talarico | Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Marisa Merlini, Roberto Risso

34. Les enfants du désordre (1989)

98 min | Drama

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Writers: Loleh Bellon, Yannick Bellon, Gérard Sergue, Rémi Waterhouse | Director: Yannick Bellon | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Robert Hossein, Patrick Catalifo, Mona Bausson

35. Vengeance (1970)

98 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.3
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China 1925, a man returns to track down a kill the men who murdered his brother.

Writers: Cheh Chang, Kuang Ni | Director: Cheh Chang | Stars: David Chiang, Lung Ti, Ping Wang, Yen-ching Ou

36. FTA (1972)

R | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

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A documentary about a political troupe headed by actors Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland which traveled to towns near military bases in the US in the early 1970s. The group put on shows ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Alaimo, Len Chandler, Pamela Donegan, Nancy Dowd, Rita Martinson, Robin Menken, Holly Near, Dalton Trumbo | Director: Francine Parker | Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Pamela Donegan, Len Chandler

37. Scaramouche (1923)

Passed | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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When a nobleman murders his best friend, a lawyer becomes a revolutionary with his heart set on vengeance.

Writers: Rafael Sabatini, Willis Goldbeck | Director: Rex Ingram | Stars: Lloyd Ingraham, Alice Terry, Ramon Novarro, Lewis Stone

38. Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Music, Western

7.1
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After a five year absence Gene returns home to find his father murdered and his boyhood pal accused of the dastardly deed.

Writers: Alan Ludwig, Ford Beebe | Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Lucile Browne, George 'Gabby' Hayes

39. Food of Love (1997)

105 min | Comedy, Romance

4.4
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A group of ex-university students reunite to perform a Shakespeare play in a quaint English village.

Writer: Stephen Poliakoff | Director: Stephen Poliakoff | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Nathalie Baye, Joe McGann, Sylvia Syms

40. Patriots (1937)

96 min | Drama

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Writers: Felix Lützkendorf, Philipp Lothar Mayring, Karl Ritter | Director: Karl Ritter | Stars: Mathias Wieman, Lída Baarová, Bruno Hübner, Hilde Körber

41. 'O re (1989)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.3
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One of the key factors in Italian unification was the overthrow in 1860 of Francesco, the King of Naples and the two Sicilies, who went into elegant but impoverished exile in Rome with his ... See full summary »

Writer: Luigi Magni | Director: Luigi Magni | Stars: Giancarlo Giannini, Ornella Muti, Carlo Croccolo, Luc Merenda

42. Alias Boston Blackie (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Mystery

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Blackie tracks down a wrongly convicted prisoner who escapes during a Christmas magic show.

Writers: Paul Yawitz, Jack Boyle | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Chester Morris, Adele Mara, Richard Lane, George E. Stone

43. Under Montana Skies (1930)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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Clay gets a musical troop out af jail and helps raise money so they can put on their show. During the performance Blake and his men rob the box office. The townsmen give chase and Clay goes after Blake.

Writers: Jimmy Aubrey, Bennett Cohen | Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Kenneth Harlan, Slim Summerville, Dorothy Gulliver, Nita Martan

44. Trigger, Jr. (1950)

Approved | 68 min | Western

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Evil Grant Withers lets a killer horse loose to ruin valuable horses on nearby ranches. He hopes to shake down the ranchers for his "protection". Roy tracks down the bad guys, but is ... See full summary »

Writer: Gerald Geraghty | Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

45. The Great Profile (1940)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

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Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl tries to reform him.

Writers: Milton Sperling, Hilary Lynn | Director: Walter Lang | Stars: John Barrymore, Mary Beth Hughes, Gregory Ratoff, John Payne

46. Walking, Walking (1983)

171 min | Drama, History

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The assuming of responsibility by individuals, the use of science for man and not against him, the duty of truth to increase the stature of people, all together: these are the important ... See full summary »

Writer: Ermanno Olmi | Director: Ermanno Olmi | Stars: Alberto Fumagalli, Antonio Cucciarrè, Eligio Martellucci, Renzo Samminiatesi

47. Chatterbox (1936)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Jenny has always been fascinated with the stage, especially since her mother was a famous actress. She learns that a theatrical company is putting on the play that included her mother's ... See full summary »

Writers: David Carb, Sam Mintz | Director: George Nichols Jr. | Stars: Anne Shirley, Phillips Holmes, Edward Ellis, Erik Rhodes

48. Knots (1975)

69 min | Drama

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Writers: R.D. Laing, Edward Petherbridge, David Munro | Director: David Munro | Stars: John Moreno, Paola Dionisotti, Edward Petherbridge, Sharon Duce

49. The Singing Vagabond (1935)

Approved | 56 min | Western

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Tex rides to the rescue when badguys led by LaCrosse and Utah Joe kidnap Lettie.

Writers: Oliver Drake, Betty Burbridge | Director: Carl Pierson | Stars: Gene Autry, Ann Rutherford, Smiley Burnette, Barbara Pepper

50. Grand Guignol (1987)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

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Writer: Jean Marboeuf | Director: Jean Marboeuf | Stars: Caroline Cellier, Guy Marchand, Michel Galabru, Marie Dubois